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The Jam: Cherie Currie’s Blvds of Splendor

Speaking of underrated figures in showbiz, rock star/actress/chainsaw artist (really) Cherie Currie doesn’t get enough love as for her influence as lead singer of the rock band The Runaways. For that matter, she also doesn’t get enough credit as a bisexual rocker. What a rocking surprise then to land on her new album, which finds the 60-year-old siren in fine vocal form. Even better, Blvds of Splendor features some of the absolute best rock music we’ve heard in ages, due in part, no doubt, to Currie’s stellar collaborators, including Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, The Veronicas and fellow rocker/actress Juliette Lewis. Our favorite track: the title song, a duet with Corgan about a toxic relationship. Admit it, you can relate…then crank this one to full volume.

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